The next Mortal Kombat 11 DLC seems to include Joker, Terminator and Ash
Mortal Kombat 11 is proving to be one of the most popular games in the long-running series, and players are anxiously awaiting the announcement and arrival of new characters. An eager fan has even delved deep into the latest patch – and seems to have found all of them, including a bunch of familiar faces!
User thethiny on Reddit posted a number of shots of a debugger showing memory content from the Mortal Kombat 11 executable running the latest patch, which list all the fighters – including several unannounced ones. The guest characters include The Terminator, Ash from Evil Dead, and Batman’s nemesis Joker (who also appeared in NetherRealm’s Injustice games). There are two returning Mortal Kombat characters too: Sheeva and Fujin.
Wait’ll they get a load of me
None of the new characters come as a huge surprise: Ash was hinted at during the Shang Tsung reveal trailer with a chainsaw sound, and that was followed by a snippet of music that sounded a lot like the classic Terminator theme tune. Another deep dive into the Switch version also revealed proof of Joker.
While Injustice: Gods Among Us and its sequel featured several Mortal Kombat characters, Joker is the first DC Comics character to cross over to NetherRealm’s own universe since the ill-fated Mortal Kombat VS DC Universe from 2008. Considering Joker’s obsession with murder and mayhem, he’ll fit right in.
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
Which of these Amiibo CAN be scanned in to create a retro character costume in Super Mario Maker?
- Ryu (from Street Fighter)
- Wolf Link (from Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess)
- Roy (from Fire Emblem)
- Shovel Knight
The answer will be revealed at the end of this issue!
River City Girls from WayForward coming September 5
WayForward – developers of classic old-school 2D games such as the Shantae series, DuckTales Remastered, and Double Dragon Neon – have released a seriously impressive trailer for River City Girls, a new arcade-style beat’em-up.
It’s based on the NES classic River City Ransom (known as Street Gangs in Europe), which is part of the long-running Kunio-Kun series – which even includes a bunch of dodgeball games! River City Girls will launch on Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on September 5th.
Stranger Things appearing in Fortnite
What other franchises will cross over into the Fortnite phenomenon after the arrival of John Wick and Thanos from Avengers: Infinity War? It looks like Stranger Things is next, since the Netflix series’ creepy portals are appearing all over the Mega Mall and character skins for Chief Hopper and the Demogorgon have leaked.
Stranger Things season 3 is arriving on Netflix today, so the timing is definitely spot-on. But will players be able to wield Eleven’s psychic powers?
Super Mario Maker had over 150 secret characters, and some weren’t even from Nintendo games
As evidenced by today’s (and yesterday’s) quiz, we’re rather obsessed with the Mystery Mushroom item in Super Mario Maker. This fun item from Nintendo’s DIY Mario games for the Switch and Wii U allows players to turn Mario into one of over 150 different characters. 152 to be precise!
These characters are pulled from a range of franchises. Most of them can only be accessed by scanning in the 100-odd available Amiibo figures, but that doesn’t take away any of the fun of playing a 2D Mario game with characters from Legend of Zelda, Star Fox, Earthbound, Pokemon, Fire Emblem, Animal Crossing, and even Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training.
What about non-Nintendo franchises? Sonic the Hedgehog appears, along with Pac-Man, Starfy, Bubbles from Clu Clu Land, Shaun the Sheep, Hello Kitty – even, bizarrely, a Mercedes Benz! It really makes you wonder why such a brilliant feature would be removed in Mario Maker 2…